Showing posts with label Pimlico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pimlico. Show all posts

Friday, 11 June 2021

Charles Archer and Kate Trevail

St Saviours Church, Pimlico
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © PAUL FARMER - geograph.org.uk/p/2815323
Picture taken from Chichester Street

Kate Trevail, daughter of Joseph Trevail and Jane Rundle, married Charles Archer at St Saviour'sSt George's SquarePimlico, London in 1884. 

Charles Archer, son of Charles Archer from Northamptonshire and Ellen Briggs, from Poole, Dorset, was born in Poole and baptised there at St Paul's Church, on 29 Dec 1861. He was living with his parents in Cambridge Street, Pimlico, in 1871, where his younger sisters were born in 1864, 1866 and 1868. In 1881, as a 19 year old clerk, Charles was lodging at 29, Myrtle Street, Hackney.

Charles and Kate had three children: 
  1. Charles Archer born 10 Jul 1885, bap. 10 Sep 1885 at St Saviour'sSt George's Square
  2. Ellen Florence Archer born 23 Sep 1887, bap. 6 Nov 1887 at St Saviour'sSt George's Square
  3. Eileen Elfrida Trevail Archer born 19 May 1897, bap. 18 Jul 1897 at St Gabriel's, Warwick Square
The birth of their second child was registered as Ellen Florence, but she was baptised Florence Ellen and later as an adult, mostly called Florence Ellen.

In 1891, we find Charles Archer (29) Collector, Kate Archer (33), Charles (5), Ellen F (3) and Lizzie Isch (20) General Domestic Servant, living in Chichester Street, Pimlico. (Kate's sister, Olivia and her family, had also lived in Chichester Street in 1891.) "Collector" (to disappoint all of us thinking of antiques and curios), in the context of Charles Archer's job, is a Gas Rate Collector, i.e. the bloke who goes round collecting the shillings from the gas meters.

In 1901, still at 8, Chichester Street, Pimlico, are Charles Archer (39) Gas Rate Collector, Kate (43), Charles (15) Mechanical engineer's apprentice, Ellen (13) and Eileen (3).

In 1911, once again at 8, Chichester Street, Pimlico, there is Charles Archer (49) Collector, Kate (53), Ellen Florence (23) Lady clerk, Eileen Elfrida (13) at School and Beatrice Matthews (28) General Domestic Servant.

Charles Archer died on 17 Jan 1936, aged 74, in Hale, Cheshire.

Kate Archer, as well as Charles Archer Jnr and his wife and Eileen and her husband, were all living in Hale, Cheshire (now Greater Manchester) in 1939. 

Kate Archer, of Girvan, Leicester Road, Hale, Cheshire, widow, died on 29 Jan 1947, aged 89, leaving £557 10s to her son Charles Archer. 

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Thomas William Colwill and Olivia Trevail

St George's, Hanover Square
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Anthony O'Neil - geograph.org.uk/p/4518508

Olivia Trevail, daughter of Joseph Trevail and Jane Rundle, in 1871, aged 20, was in service as a kitchen maid in the household of Francis Gosling (1837-1910), Banker, at Wellbury House, Great Offley, near Hitchin in Hertfordshire. (Goslings Bank was one of the banks merged into Barclays Bank in 1896).

In 1886, she married Thomas William Colwill at St George, Hanover Square. 

In 1891, Thomas Colwill (29) Labourer joiner, living at Chichester Street, St George Hanover Square, with wife Olivia (33), son Harry (2), as well as four boarders: Charles Usher (26), Walter Wilham (35), Constance Wilham (25) and Ernest Aller (24), claimed to be from Taunton, Somerset. He wasn't.

Following the clues, we discover that Thomas William Colwill, born in Pimlico in 1861, was the son of Henry Colwill, Joiner, and Mary White - who married in Wells, Somerset, in 1857. They must have travelled back to Somerset, where Thomas William was baptised at the Church of St Thomas, Wells, in 1861. 

By 1901, Thomas Collwell (sic) (39) Builder's foreman, living at 24, Back Common Road, Lake Avenue Terrace, Chiswick, with Olivia (36), Harry (12) and Elsie (4), had remembered that he was born in Pimlico.

Thomas and Olivia had just those two children:
  1. Harry George Colwill born 1888 in Pimlico
  2. Elsie Mary Colwill born 1896 in Dalston
In 1911, Thomas Colwill (49) Foreman Joiner, Olivia (53), Harry (22) Joiner and Elsie (14), are at 21 Slowmans Cottages, Ashingdon Road, Rochford, Essex. 

Thomas W Colwill died, aged 69, in 1930, in Croydon.

Olivia Colwell died, aged 83, in 1937, also in Croydon.